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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! Perfect for parents, like me, too shy to discuss it, August 4, 2001
This review is from: The Care and Keeping of You (American Girl) (American Girl Library) (Paperback)
I am one of those....hhmmm...scardy cats! Talk about personal stuff with my kids?!? MY mom didn't do that! :) This book was the answer to my prayers! I worked up the courage to give it to my daughter (9 yo) and briefly flip thru the pages with her. I tried to act cool...ya right! It goes from head to toe on a girl and discusses the importance of keeping every part clean and well groomed. Then I told her if she had questions to ask. I checked with her periodically over the next couple of weeks...concerns? uncomfortable? NONE of either. She is so comfortable with the subjects I'M no longer afraid to talk to her about it. She LOVES the book and reads it on a regular basis. Checks it if she has questions and we go over questions together...with or without the book. My younger daughter (7) will inherit it next. Now, if American Girls would just come out with (if there IS one please let me know!) a book on sex ed! :) I highly recommend this book for any girl about to hit puberty. Or any parent that just can't quite work up the nerve to discuss 'those things'.
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Initial post: Dec 12, 2010 5:43:56 PM PST
What I'd like to see on the market (I hope the company sees this) is the same book in binder form, so you can add and subtract pages as needed. My daughter is 8 but would benefit from understanding why I have her shower each day, brush her hair etc. We will probably approach the other subjects in the next year or so, and if the book was in binder form, I'd buy it all at once, then give her the pages she needs. That way, she can look at it on her own, then we can go over questions, concerns, etc together.

Posted on Jan 21, 2011 9:11:06 AM PST
M. NyBlom says:
There is a highly rated very popular book that does go more into preteen sex ed called It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health (The Family Library)

Posted on Mar 14, 2011 12:24:28 PM PDT
For sex ed, try "It's Not the Stork: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends" and a book for parents called "Off Limits" by Feather Berkower. www.parentingsafechildren.com We used "It's Not the Stork.." to explain to our 5.5 year old about babies and where they come from since she is going to be a big sister soon. And "Off Limits" is a must read in educating ourselves about child sexual abuse prevention. It teaches the body safety rules, which are imperative for educating kids on body safety.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 9:34:51 AM PST
TN Lizzie says:
If you take this paperback book to a place like Kinko's, they can cut the binding off (one cut) and punch holes (with one punch) to fit whatever binder you want to use. Take the binder with you so they can measure...

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 26, 2013 10:22:02 AM PDT
Amy says:
you could always take it to your local copy center and have them chop the binding off and bind each chapter or group of chapters with a small spiral.
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